who we are

Safety in Motion (SIM) Flight Center’s unique approach includes a combination of traditional classroom/aircraft training with a Full Motion Flight Simulator to prepare future pilots with the advanced skills necessary to fly in the most demanding situations and environments.

Using the Redbird FMX – a brand new, cutting edge, full motion flight simulator, pilots can practice flying in practically any location in the world and in all weather conditions and situations difficult to reproduce in an actual aircraft.

Our mission is to specialize in helping pilots learn the avionics and complex systems in their current aircraft or experience what it may be like to fly in their future aircraft.

As we continue to grow as a business, we plan to work with the flying community to offer services and training that is beneficial to our valued customers. It is important that we keep our high standards of training and fill the need of our customers and future aviators.


our history

2010 –

In July 2010, Safety In Motion Flight Center officially opened for business to bring quality and experienced flight training to the Pacific Northwest.

2011 –

Safety In Motion acquired the Fuel Concession on Pierce County Airport, “Thun Field”. It also moved it’s offices and Redbird FMX into the Spencer Aircraft Building, making Safety In Motion a complete Flight Center with a Pilot Lounge and other amenities.

2012 -

Safety In Motion added several new aircraft to its growing fleet, received FAA initial approval as a Part 141 Flight School with ratings for Private Pilot Certification, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot Certification courses.  Additionally, mechanics were hired to provide responsive on-site fleet maintenance to minimize any training downtime and improve the consistency of scheduled maintenance.

2013 -

Safety In Motion has been certified an official CATS testing Center with the ability to offer Computer Assisted Testing for FAA and FCC exams in a clean, comfortable environment.  Additionally, a Cessna 150 is added to the fleet to provide a economical means for flight training and allow provide renters with a cost-effective aircraft for building flight time.

2014 -

Safety in Motion starts offering aviation maintenance services to the public, has it’s FAA Part 141 Flight Certificate renewed and adds courses for both Flight Instructor and Instrument Flight Instructor.  Additionally, on-staff FAA Safety Team Counselors offer aviation safety courses on various topics.  Testing center expands to include non-FAA testing through COMIRA.

2015 –

Safety in Motion Flight center got approved for veterans to use their GI Bill Educational Benefit for Flight Training. Approved programs range from Commercial & ATP Certificates, Instrument & Multi-engine Ratings, also our Flight Instructor Certificates for CFI, CFII, and MEI. additionally we just added A Piper Seminole and an Arrow to our fleet.

2016 –

Safety in Motion just added an new 172 K model to it’s fleet and we have also upgraded our 172 L model with a new touch screen GPS and is in the process of upgrading the Seminole and the Arrow!

job opportunities

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our team

  • Shawn Pratt

    Aviation History Shawn was introduced to flying in the mid ’70s by his father who...